Current Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thu: 10-4
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71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Current Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thu: 10-4
Wed: 10-9 / Fri: 10-5 / Sat: 11-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

Current Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thu: 10-4
Wed: 10-9 / Fri: 10-5 / Sat: 10-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
Ph: 631-581-5933
Fax: 631-581-8429

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Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time – Libraries Are for Everyone

Join our Sensory Story Time - Wednesday, July 11 (4:00-4:45 pm) Registration begins Monday, July 2, 5:30 pm at the Islip Public Library. For Islip Library cardholders. Children ages 36 months – preschool age/with caregiver.

Story times are an integral part of library services for children across the globe. They are designed to help promote literacy, vocabulary, and motor skills while having fun. Story times are developed by librarians and are built upon a foundation of creating and nurturing a love of reading in children. Libraries are a place where everyone can feel safe and welcome.

Sensory-based story times are designed especially for children who have sensory issues. Family attendance helps to create a welcoming and accepting atmosphere. These story times may include children who do not have sensory issues as well. Inclusiveness in a small group setting encourages children to form bonds with their peers.

In sensory story time settings, the librarians are aware that every child has different needs and may behave in a variety of ways. Programs are created to cater to certain sensory needs, such as the need to move about while the book(s) are being read. Studies show that a child’s vocabulary increases just by listening to new words. Interactive books are often included in sensory story times, as are movement based songs and finger plays. These activities help to increase early literacy skills in children who may not enjoy sitting still and being quiet. Join us!

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The Library is fully closed due to several positive COVID cases among the staff, and contact tracing has required quarantining for numerous personnel. We will re-open the building following a deep cleaning on Saturday, March, 13th at 10 am.
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